Chris Hemsworth comes face-to-face with ‘amazing’ shark to kick off Sharkfest

Actor Chris Hemsworth took a break from being the big-time movie star that he is to host the documentary special, Shark Beach with Chris Hemsworth, to help kick off National Geographic’s Sharkfest celebration. In it he explores ways that sharks and humans can live better together without doing each other harm, after yet another deadly year for shark attacks in his native of Australia.

And in order to get up close and personal with some sharks, he teamed up and dove in the water with 85-year-old conservationist Valerie Taylor, a filmmaker who specializes in filming sharks in their natural habitats, and who helped shoot the original Jaws movie. And together they spotted a quite large grey nurse shark swimming just above them, a scene that Hemsworth described as “incredible” as it was happening.

“Coming face to face with them,” Hemsworth said. “It's hard to put into words the serene beauty of these magnificent creatures.”

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